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Rachel Halliburton

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Articles By Rachel Halliburton

Sound Unwrapped Launch, Kings Place review - ravishing combination of ancient and modern

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Mithras Trio, Wigmore Hall review - exhilarating, highly-toned performance

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William Thomas, Malcolm Martineau, Wigmore Hall review - a richly modulated journey

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Harry Baker, Noisenight 13, Jazz Cafe review - distinctive and easygoing chemistry

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Henry V, Shakespeare's Globe review - anatomy of a violent, murky world of leadership

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El Gran Teatro del Mundo, St John's Smith Square review - a diverting tour of an unusual musical form

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An Anatomy of Melancholy, Barbican Pit review - stunning journey into an Elizabethan heart of darkness

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Noisenight10, Roberts Balanas, Omeara Club review - virtuosic brilliance with a wave to the wild side

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The Boy with Two Hearts, National Theatre review - poignant yet humorous story of family forced to flee Afghanistan

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Igor Levit, Wigmore Hall review - titanic talent shows his lighter side

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The Snail House, Hampstead Theatre - perplexing new drama that lacks bite

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Prom 61, Cabell, Chineke! Voices and Orchestra, Edusei review - a thrilling, fiercely rational Beethoven 9

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I, Joan, Shakespeare's Globe review - a non-binary retelling that's as ebullient as it's irreverent

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Gillian Lynne Theatre review - the puppetry is all part of the magic

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Prom 9, Finch, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Matiakh review - thrilling, conceptually fascinating evening

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Prom 7, Dido and Aeneas, La Nuova Musica review - bold and original from the start

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